Real Madrid adds and continues. Against one of those that can be his rival in the crossing of quarters, the Armani Milan, achieved his twenty-first victory in the Euroleague to follow the slipstream of CSKA Moscow. With three days to go before the end of the first phase – the next game will be Friday in Vitoria – Laso's team fine-tune their set-up for the demanding quarter-final. The technician assures that it is not about thinking about the rival of the crosses, but taking a look is inevitable. The most normal thing would be for Madrid to occupy the second or third place and that leads to an elimination with the court factor in favor against Baskonia, Milan, Panathinaikos or Olympiacos. The four teams are matched (14 wins and 13 losses) so everything is pending what happens the next two weeks.
Madrid overcame one of the biggest individual recitals of the competition. It is true that the passivity of Laso's back helped his, but the initial 11 minutes of Mike James were sensational. After the first six points of the Armani Milan, which came from Micov's wrist, it was the turn of the American base. A pair of triples, a collection of baskets of two and a feeling that he did what he wanted to shot the Italians. The recital included a tray from the free throw, yes a tray from almost five meters. If Madrid had added 19 points at the start of the second quarter, James alone had the same number. The Armani came to command by 18 (19-37) with the monologue of its base, but everything was based on individual inspiration. In the first quarter, the team of Pianigiani had only missed three shots and the first error in the triple arrived over the equator of the second quarter. Your problem? The Italians behind are soft. All his talent in attack is completed with a desperate abandon for his coach or his fans.
Madrid grabbed the bench and the offensive rebound to start hitting in the form of forceful partial. The first was a 7-0; shortly after another 10-0 came and at halftime the match was already balanced (50-56). The one of the third quarter (12-4) served so that the ones of Laso put for the first time ahead (62-60) and no longer lost the control. The inspiration of Nedovic and a last attack of talent of James did not cause hesitations in Madrid. The work of the collective could with the talent alone. And that Nedovic had a last possession to force the extension.
92. Real Madrid (19 + 33 + 24 + 18): Llull (14), Causeur (2), Deck (2), Randolph (13) and Tavares (9) -quintet holder- Taylor (5), Rudy (9) ), Ayón (11), Campazzo (7), Thompkins (9), Carroll (7) and Reyes (4).
89. Armani Milan (33 + 23 + 19 + 14): James (35), Micov (8), Nunnally (16), Brooks (0) and Terczewski (7) -quintet holder- Omic (0), Nedovic (16) ), Kuzminskas (7) and Jerrells (0).
Referees: Pukl (Esl), Koromilas (Gre) and Mantyla (End). Eliminated Nedovic. They pointed out technique to Nedovic.
Incidents: 10,000 viewers in the WiZink Center. Match corresponding to the twenty-seventh day of the Euroleague.
27 th day: Anadolu Efes, 78-CSKA Moscow, 80; Fenerbahce, 76-Buducnost, 67; Olympiacos, 89-Bayern Munich, 69; Barcelona Lassa, 93-Herbalife Gran Canaria, 64; Darussafaka, 91-Khimki, 85; Panathinaikos, 72-Baskonia, 70; Maccabi, 83-Zalgiris, 85 and Real Madrid, 92-Armani Milan, 89.
Classification: 1. Fenerbahçe (23/4); 2. CSKA Moscow (21/6); 3. Real Madrid (21/6); 4. Anadolu Efes (17/10); 5. Barcelona Lassa (16/11); 6. Kirolbet Baskonia (14/13); 7. Armani Milan (14/13). 8. Olympiacos (14/13); 9. Panathinaikos (14/13); 10. Maccabi (12/15); 11. Bayern Munich (12/15); 12. Zalgiris Kaunas (12/15); 13. Khimki (9/17); 14. Herbalife Gran Canaria (7/20); 15. Buducnost (6/21); 16. Darussafaka (3/23).